Greatest Story Ever Told
Friend Of The Devil ->
Bird Song ->
Tennessee Jed ->
Looks Like Rain
China Cat Sunflower ->
I Know You Rider
Scarlet Begonias ->
Fire On The Mountain
C C Rider
Estimated Prophet ->
Eyes Of The World ->
Not Fade Away ->
Wharf Rat ->
Around And Around ->
One More Saturday Night
It's All Over Now, Baby Blue
Collection GratefulDeadBand/Artist Grateful DeadDate September 12, 1981Venue Greek Theatre - University of CaliforniaLocation Berkeley, CASource 3 Nakamichi 700's (l & R-Cross Cardiod, 6db Bass EQ, 75 Deg angle, center-omni straight at stage, 40 deg up) 40 feet from stage, dead center > 3 mic mixer(made by Jamie Poris) > Sony D5 > MAC (dolby B)Lineage MAC (dolby B) > Nakamichi CR-5A (Dolby B) > Tascam HD-P2 > 24/96 Wave > Wavelab 5 > plugins > r8brain pro > 16/44.1 wave > CD wave > flac lvl 8 (TLH)Taped by anonymous taper, Jamie Poris, Mark SeversonTransferred by Brian Green and Evan K.
June 14, 2014
Thank you so much for the anonymous taper. I believe they captured the moment just fine. This is one I will add to my collection and I suggest anyone, who prefers audience over sound boards, do the same. Peace all.
September 3, 2011
love these three daya, especially the 12th. I do not know how I overlooked them?. Kinda stuck in 71,72 & 76. Encourage all to have this run...
October 16, 2009
I didn't know this show. Had never heard it. I knew the Buffalo show from 9.26 and loved it, but this one ... So I read some reviews the other day and thought let's check it out. I'm working my way through Europe 72 right now, so I'm not really in an 80's frame of mind (that's my era, 82-90)
Now this show certainly has "it". It's got an energy and a sparkle that I thought was gone by this time. There are certainly moments in shows that had it, and wonderful "energy shows". But, this show has crisp jams, bright energy and most of all Garcia playing like he used to. It's truly a revelation..
The sow starts out with a wonderful Shakedown . There's moments during that jam that are almost reminiscent of a 77 Dancin in the Streets.
Greatest Story with careful snaky leads, a beautiful Friend of the Devil, and they're just getting warmed up.
Where do I go from here. The rest of the first set is played with an impassioned and clearly joyful purposefulness that's wonderful to behold. None of this later 80's frenetic heavy chord and runs up and down that everyone calls "shredding". No, this is Garcia playing meaningful leads, really working out the fingerboard as we know he certainly had known how to do, but somehow lost it around this time.
Look I know some out there will yell "What about Saratoga 83, Augusta 84 blah, blah". I was at those shows. Yea, they were great times and good energy. But something was always missing. Could it be the leads with a purpose. I know I'm gushing. But hey I'm excited. And let's be honest the thrill of discovering exciting new Dead (at least to my ears) is what brings us all back here..
October 13, 2009
Number 2 version.
Sir-Mix-Alot you don't know what you are talking about. "Uneven" sound from Dolby B? It is a noise reduction process that works well when used properly.
This one is very clean, I knew these guys and thought they used DBX instead of Dolby but maybe that was later. But ie is also a little lean in the low end.
This one is just as clean but more full and the best version posted so far, as of 10/12/09.
Source: 2 Nakamichi 300 mics > Sony TC D-5m (Dolby B)(TDK SA-X 90, Maxell UDXL-II 90 'Estimated thru Baby Blue')
Lineage: Nakamichi Dragon (Dolby B decoded) > Panasonic SV 3700 DAT (A/D conversion)(HP data cartridge) > Apple G4 (RME interface)(Peak 5 editing) > Xact
April 1, 2009
Powerhouse Dead...Awesome FOB...KILLER!
Holy Cow! Look at that setlist! The boys pull out all the stops for the home-town crowd. This set-list is like a greatest-hits concert, psychedelic style. Wonderful FOB recording, the best available of this concert, IMHO. I only have one small complaint: the taper used Dolby B, which results in a slightly uneven high end. The hiss could have been taken out digitally, or with a broad spectrum equalizer. What is done, is done, and we are still listening to a stellar audience recording. Killer performance and worth a download!
October 31, 2008
Just might be my favorite audience recording ever!
Seriously folks, this is a work of art. I have multiple copies of this show as it is one of the all time greats from the early 80's but this recording is amazing. I put my headphones on and was transported back in time to the Greek. I can't recall the last time I felt so good listening to a show. Thank you for your amazing effort.
October 30, 2008
If you could pick just one to take with you
This is what I imagine will be played when I move on to the great beyond. The angel I thought I might never find...